Aboriginal drinking White People's fault

Ernie Dingo on Aboriginal Drinking:

What you should be worrying about is who is giving them access ... who sells alcohol? Not black people
We (indigenous people) don't have a problem.
(The) Aboriginal drinking problem is white people selling to them.

Yeah, because unlike white folk, Aboriginals lack the intellectual capacity to make decisions for themselves. </sarcasm> I wonder what would happen if a white guy said that Aboriginals where incapable of choosing not to waste their money on excessive alcohol? I suspect he'd be lambasted as a racist jerk and rightfully so. I'm not aware of any evidence that suggests that Aboriginals have significantly less intellectual capacity then whites, but perhaps Mr. Dingo is aware of something I'm not?

Can we please move on as a society and acknowledge that Aboriginals, just like every other human race, have the capacity to not be alcoholic dead-beats?

Date: 2009-12-14 23:03:53, 14 years and 216 days ago

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